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Gathering Up Again: Fiesta in Santa Fe

Film by Jeanette DeBouzek, Diane Reyna
Produced by Jeanette DeBouzek
Cinematographer: Diane Reyna, Jeanette DeBouzek
Sound: Steve Peters
Editing: David Aubrey
Copyright: 1992, Quotidian Independent Documentary Research
46 minutes, Color
Original format: Betacam SP, 1992
Distributor: Jenny DeBouzek
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This film stumbles upon the secret of any ritual; that is, because ritual reconciles oppositions that are inherently irreconcilable, it always risks evoking expressions of hostility, anger or grief. Here, unwittingly, the camera focuses on the Native American who has accepted the role of Cacique Domingo in a pageant reenacting the "peaceful reconquest" of Santa Fe by Spaniards in 1692. Offended by the caricature of Plains Indians costumes and war paints donned by Hispanics and Anglos in the pageant, tears run down the face of the "chief" as the insensitivity to the role of Pueblo Indians in the historical representation is revealed to him.


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